Katie Pumphrey is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD.  Her work explores the tension between movement and stillness. With turbulent brushstrokes on paper and canvas, and the suggestion of imagery or reference of space, her work examines themes of confrontation, reflex, territory, and instinct.

Katie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  She has participated in artist residencies at the Studios of Key West, Vermont Studio Center, and the Creative Alliance in Baltimore.  Katie is also a long distance, open water swimmer — who swam the English Channel in 2015.  This aspect of her life often influences and drives her work.

Katie is also a member of the District of Columbia Arts Center's Artists Collective program, Sparkplug. For information about District of Columbia Arts Center and Sparkplug exhibitions, please visit

Katie is represented by Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, DC and Harrison Gallery in Key West, Florida. 

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